A series of eight free outdoor concerts begins Friday, July 26 with Mr. and Mrs. Something, a Seattle-based duo, at Whatcom County’s Bellewood Farms.
Each performance in the Farmtunes Concert Series runs from 6-9 p.m. and features Pacific Northwest bands. Adults may enjoy the music and try samples from the Bellewood Farms distillery while their children play nearby in the tire garden. Food and beverages are available in the on-site country café.
The Farmtunes Concert Series schedule is:
- Friday, July 26 – Weaving the soulful passion of blues with the honesty of folk, Mr & Mrs Something offer a refreshing taste of hope that feels like coming home. The Seattle-based duo’s sound is organic and genuine – musically with their natural voices and acoustic instrumentation and lyrically by juxtaposing the rawness of life’s struggles with compassion, hope and love. Filled with rich melodies, smooth harmonies, classy chord progressions and thoughtful lyrics, their music will make you feel like you’re getting a warm musical hug. http://mrandmrssomething.com/
- Friday, Aug. 2 – One Lane Bridge, from Van Zandt in East Whatcom County, plays in a variety of styles, from originals to classics, jazz, folk, country, pop and contemporary tunes. Specializing in vocal harmonies, the group often has its own take on familiar songs.
- Friday, Aug. 9 – Lynden-based Queen’s Bluegrass presents hard-driving traditional bluegrass with sweet harmonies.
- Friday, Aug. 16 – W Lovers offers a cultured blend of alt-country and Americana that rings of rustic small towns and makes the listener feel warm and at home. Their songs are about love, road trips, moonshine, old towns and rodeos. https://www.thewlovers.com/
- Friday, Aug. 23 – Weatherside Whiskey Band’s five piece alt-country and bluegrass ensemble has been resonating with Pacific Northwest crowds since they stormed the scene with a seven-track EP, “Pickin’ the Pines,” in 2012. This “whiskey-swilling roadhouse outfit” is renowned for its down-home sound with three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, percussion and upright bass. http://www.weathersidewhiskeyband.com/
- Friday, Aug. 30 – With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today. https://thelowestpair.com/
- Friday, Sept. 6 – Handsome and Gretyl is an upbeat, indie folk pop duo, and a married one at that. Gretyl sings and writes the songs and Handsome, aka Brett, conveniently produces and records them. Their live show is an inviting and fun experience. http://www.handsomeandgretyl.com/
- Moody Bear offers melancholic indie vibes accompanied by raw, honest vocals. Frontman and writer Caleb Jacobson grew up in the Midwest and moved to the Pacific Northwest 5 years ago. Moody Bear’s music reflects the dynamic range in the Washington mountains and oceans. From dreamy melodies and guitar parts to driving bass and anthemic vocals, Moody Bear delivers a relatable version of the human experience through song. https://www.moodybearmusic.com/
- Sept. 13 – Pickled Okra is in an entirely different category of Americana string band. Skirting the edges of many genres, their sound and style is perhaps the child of bluegrass married with funk, reggae, rockabilly, and some other surprises. At the core of it all is the Pickled Okra duo: Todd and Paisley Gray, a charmingly quirky yet well-dressed ol’ married couple. Their intricate harmonies weave together with the high tones of mandolin, and low bellows of the upright bass. Banjo is often added to the mix, and dished out with expertise by one of several renowned local masters. They have gained recognition for delighting audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest, and their recordings have attracted the attention of music industry fixtures as far away as the UK. http://getokra.com
Other Fall Events Include:
- Skookum Rocks the Farm w/ Mark Scibilia
- Sunday September 22nd from 7:00-9:00pm
- Folk/pop artist Marc Scibilia will play a benefit concert for Skookum Kids at our farm! The event includes food trucks, beer garden, and bonfires, so don’t forget to bring your flannel blanket. Marc Scibilia’s unique folk/pop sound has attracted over one million listeners on Spotify. He’s toured with well-known bands like Ben Rector and the Zac Brown Band. His cover of “This Land is Your Land” was featured in Jeep’s 2015 Super Bowl commercial.
- Proceeds of the ticket sales go directly to Skookum Kids. http://www.skookumkids.org/events/skookumrocksthefarm
- Harvest Happens Daily (midweek) Events September – October
- HARVEST HAPPENS at Bellewood Farms! Pick Honeycrisp or your favorite apple of the season from our 21 varieties of specialty apples! Enjoy Pumpkin Patch Pickin’, fresh cider, caramel apples, and farm fresh pie! Get lost in the corn maze, play on the tire gym, walk our orchard path, take a farm tour and taste our fine orchard to distillery spirits. Dine in our country café. Fun for the whole family! 8am-5pm bellewoodfarms.com
- Harvest Happens Weekend Events September – October
- HARVEST HAPPENS at Bellewood Farms! All aboard the Apple Bin Train To pick Honeycrisp or your favorite apple of the season from our 21 varieties of specialty apples! Enjoy Pumpkin Patch Pickin’, fresh cider donuts, caramel apples, and farm fresh pie! Get lost in the corn maze, play on the tire gym, take a distillery tour and taste our fine orchard to distillery spirits. Dine in our country café. Fun for the whole family! 8am-5pm www.bellewoodfarms.com
Bellewood Farms includes 62 acres with apple and pear orchards and a 14,000-square-foot building containing a market and gift shop, café, bakery and distillery. The property is located at 6140 Guide Meridian, about halfway between Bellingham and Lynden.
Bellewood Farms is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call (360) 318-7720 or visit www.bellewoodfarms.com.